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Malaysia: TV stations to share broadcast contents of popular sporting events from May 1

April 18, 2012 - TANJUNG MALIM: All free-to-air TV stations that do not have broadcasting rights for major sporting events of mass appeal, will be able to share the contents obtained by the rights holder from May 1.

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the move was to enable all sporting events that involved the interest of the country to receive wide coverage, so that all Malaysians can watch such action, instead of it being monopolised by the rights holder.

"Sports that have a mass appeal like the Olympics, badminton, football and other major sporting events would not be allowed to be monopolised by any one station but such broadcast contents must be shared," he told reporters after launching 'RTM Mobile' in conjunction with Radio dan Televisyen Malaysia's (RTM) 66th anniversary at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris here Wednesday.

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To view the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 ruling, please visit 

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